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is skeptical of claims by the government that rebel forces have used chemical weapons. they've ause caused each other of using such weapons yesterday. 31 people died in the most recent fighting. president obama says the u.s. is investigating to see if any chemical weapons were used. >>> the federal reserve said stimulus is still needed. the economy has become stronger after a pause late last year. more needs to be done. he says as long as inflation remains mild he plans to keep short term interest rates at record lows until unemployment falls to 6.5% and that's not expected to happen until 2015. >>> on wall street the comments helped drive the markets higher. the dow closed up almost 56 points. the nasdaq was up 25. the s&p was up more than 10 points. >>> growing concern over genetically engineered seafood. the significant step taken by some large u.s. retailers. >>> still a few light showers outside right now. you see the clouds. how long do they last and when do we warm up again? i'll have the time lines back in 10 minutes. l month long as one of ou
. >> we're pushing the government to totally over hall the system and provide more case officers and help. >> reporter: more than 30,000 americans were wounded in iraq. back in lafayette, those who did not lose a loved one is still wondering about the cost. >> too many lives were lost and nothing was accomplished as of today. >> reporter: coming up at 6 we'll have more on what veterans think are the important issues they're still facing. >>> more details now on the cost of the war. researchers say it will cost $2.2 trillion. that includes care over the next 40 years for those in the war. more than 1 # 0000 people have died including troops, civilians and contractors. >>> it's being said that bush violated laws by starting the war. the lawsuit was filed last week, an iraq refugee. they said they violated laws created after world war ii which defined when and how a country can go to war. >> the bush administration used 9 / 11 as an excuse. they conflating and scared and misled the public. they were able
in syria saying he is skeptical of claims by the government that rebel forces have used chemical weapons. they've ause caused each other of using such weapons yesterday. 31 people died in the most recent fighting. president obama says the u.s. is investigating to see if any chemical weapons were used. >>> the federal reserve said stimulus is still needed. the economy has become stronger after a pause late last year. more needs to be done. he says as long as inflation remains mild he plans to keep short term interest rates at record lows until unemployment falls to 6.5% and that's not expected to happen until 2015. >>> on wall street the comments helped drive the markets higher. the dow closed up almost 56 points. the nasdaq was up 25. the s&p was up more than 10 points. >>> growing concern over genetically engineered seafood. the significant step taken by some large u.s. retailers. >>> still a few light showers outside right now. you see the clouds. how long do they last and when do we warm up again? i'll have the time lines back in 10 minutes. l month long as one of our march featured v
anti-government views. a lead investigator says a motive for the shooting may never be known. >>> now to washington, d.c., where the house of representatives passed legislation today to keep the government funded through the end of september. that bill now goes to the president to be signed into law, averting a possible government shut down. also, one day after rejecting a spending plan for the senate for next year, republicans in the house passed their own budget plan put together by congressman paul ryan of wisconsin. that plan would cut spending, defund the president's healthcare plan, and privatize medicare. >> repealing obama care means more jobs and lower healthcare costs for the american people. >> the first vote was about substance. the second was about keeping government open. we want to remove all doubt, that for whatever our disagreement on some of these bills, it was worth it. >> it leaves in place $85 billion in cuts to the pentagon and domestic programs. >>> new at 10:00, a series of concerted needed to raise money for the america's cup is raising concerns among those wh
, government agencies can read them. >> courts have said, lawsuit is very confusing and has permitted the government to search your emails held by providers without a warrant. >> government investigators generally look at email for criminal activity that is not always the case. it became a national debate after c.i.a. director after david petraeus resigned over an extramarital affair. if the c.i.a. can't keep the f.b.i. from reading that email what protections do ordinary people have. >> no warrant knocks records. >> a state senate wanted to clearly define the line. electronic communications should be no different than paper communications. they are all private. >> all we're saying, you need to go to a court, make the case that there is a readable -- reasonable cause that some illegal activity going on. >> drafted by the frontier foundation, it would require state and local government agents to get a warrant to hand over your emails. the companies would have to tell you they did. some providers require a warrant but not all. this wouldn't apply to the federal government. in the past l
with the tour of the iron dome, which is the missile defense system that the u.s. government has actually funded a large part of. >> united states of america stands with the state of israel because it is within our fundamental national security interest to stand with israel. it makes us both stronger. it makes us both more prosperous, and it makes the world a better place. >> reporter: the president's day is going to be heavy with meetings of israeli officials, the president, perez, prime minister netanyahu. the two of them will have a joint press conference where no doubt the lead topic news of the day in the region has to do with syria and chemical weapons. have they been used and who used them. israeli government officials confirming chemical weapons have been used. they are not sure who used them, the rebels or the assad regime. the united states government has confirmed any of that but we will hear from the president. he has talked about the use of chemical weapons as a red line when it comes to syria. president will overnight here. tomorrow heads to the west bank, next day to jordan and an
court. >>> the government of cyprus said all banks will remain closed till thursday. earlier today there had been plans to open all but the two largest banks tomorrow. they closed to avoid panic while the government arranged for a bail out. at one point there was a plan to tax all savings accounts 10%. the most recent plans involve a loss at a bank and a freeze on all transactions at the bank of cyprus. the dow is down 64 to 14,447. the nasdaq is down 9 at 3,235. >>> michael dell head head wins. the black stone group made offers to stockholders promising a higher price. that comes as dell and other investors are trying to buy up all of the company stock for $13.65 a share. they are offering $15 a share. black stone offering $14.25. >>> new security concerns about hundreds of laboratories across the country, including some in california. auditors say 1300 labs that work with deadly substances lack university security procedures -- uniform security procedures. one of the labs is on the campus of university of california at berkeley. experts have
to the state's superior court. >>> the government of cyprus said all banks will remain closed till thursday. earlier today there had been plans to open all but the two largest banks tomorrow. they closed to avoid panic while the government arranged for a bail out. at one point there was a plan to tax all savings accounts 10%. the most recent plans involve a loss at a bank and a freeze on all transactions at the bank of cyprus. the dow is down 64 to 14,447. the nasdaq is down 9 at 3,235. >>> michael dell head head wins. the black stone group made offers to stockholders promising a higher price. that comes as dell and other investors are trying to buy up all of the company stock for $13.65 a share. they are offering $15 a share. black stone offering $14.25. >>> new security concerns about hundreds of laboratories across the country, including some in california. auditors say 1300 labs that work with deadly substances lack university security procedures -- uniform security procedures. one of the labs is on the campus of university of california at berkeley. experts have been calling for stric
.s. delegation. >> there are more than 132 government delegations there in italy today. the vatican says 33 christian delegations or present as well as jewish, muslim, buddhist. well as jewish, muslim, buddhist. >> we will be ri thyou eat less...ing weiyou lose weight.et. it's a great plan... until you get hungry. that's the time to take slimful. one tasty 90-calorie slimful and a glass of water satisfies hunger for hours making it easier to eat smaller meals, and resist snacking. your friends might think you found the secret to losing weight. but it's no secret... it's slimful. eating less is a beautiful thing. >> good morning. the time ms. 4:10. >> some whales are getting very friendly with the voters off the coast of southern california. >> the gray whales were coming right up to the 50 ft. fishing boat and seemed a curious and friendly. the adult whales about 50 ft. wall state alongside the boat for a long time even rubbing up against the engine. >> they were being very friendly that is good news. a very cool video. >> also in the world news a government panel in japan as increase the f
's considered a high biotrirm lab one the report released from the government accountability office does not single out anything. the deal with bioterrorism weapons have not been implemented. the department of agriculture and the centers for disease control monitor the inspections for these labs. the government accountability recommended creating a new single entity to watch over these labs but the federal government says it's not in the best interest of national security to use money and other resources that way. the government accountability office found two main failures with safety and security at some of those 350 labs around the country. we'll dig deeper into those so- called failures when i see you next hour. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> well, "new york times" reports the cia has been helping arab government send weapons to the syrian rebels. reportedly, cia officers helped arab governments shop for those weapons including a very large purchase from croatia. and "the times" says the cia helped determine which rebel commanders get those weapons. >>> 7:18. lawmakers may b
the government accountability office does not single out anything. the deal with bioterrorism weapons have not been implemented. the department of agriculture and the centers for disease control monitor the inspections for these labs. the government accountability recommended creating a new single entity to watch over these labs but the federal government says it's not in the best interest of national security to use money and other resources that way. the government accountability office found two main failures with safety and security at some of those 350 labs around the country. we'll dig deeper into those so- called failures when i see you next hour. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> well, "new york times" reports the cia has been helping arab government send weapons to the syrian rebels. reportedly, cia officers helped arab governments shop for those weapons including a very large purchase from croatia. and "the times" says the cia helped determine which rebel commanders get those weapons. >>> 7:18. lawmakers may be closer to passing a new onl
mateo dog owner filing a half million dollar lawsuit against the federal government after the park ranger tasered him for letting his pet run off leash. you may remember this, the man was detained for not having the dog on the leash, the running trail he was on was part of the golden gate national recreation area which requires the dogs to be on a leash. the accusations went further aft. the district attorney decided not to prosecute. >>> and an alameda county judge accused of stealing more than a million from an elderly neighbor resigned. just paul seeman was accused of stealing $1.6 million from an elderly neighbor in the hills for a 13-year period. prosecutors say he befriended the woman and handled her finances after her husband died in 1999. his attorney says resigning is what is best for the good of the court. a preliminary hearing is set for april 18th. >>> two long-term and well-own attorneys are accused of breaking the law. brooks and reid illegally interfered with the bidding process on a major construction contract. t turner's vice president has close ties with brooks an
the weekend as a precaution. >>> the house of representatives passed it yesterday. it keeps the government funded for the next six months. now the spending bill leaves in place $85 billion in sequestration budget cuts to the pentagon and to domestic programs. and as a result, hundreds of thousands of government workers can expect temporary furloughs over the next six months. one thing the new spending bill requires is for mail delivery to continue six days a week. the postal service wanted to eliminate first class delivery on saturdays to save money. the government accountability office is already said the postal service cannot just decide to end saturday service. but some lawmakers agree with the postmaster general that cut is necessary just to keep the post office in business. >>> today we will find out if any bay area air traffic control towers will close. five air traffic control towers here in the bay area are on a possible closures list. they are concord, livermore, san carlos, santa rosa and napa. the faa has decided to shut down as many as 238 air traffic control towers across the
of representatives passed a stopgap spending bill yesterday to keep the government running for the next six months. the bill now goes to president obama for his signature. the legislation leaves in place $85 billion in spending cuts to the pentagon and domestic programs. as a result hundreds of thousands of government workers can expect temporary furloughs over the next six months. >>> time now 4:38. that spending bill requires a clause a saturday mail delivery to continue. despite that plans to cut saturday service should continue. they say they have to make the cuts to keep the postal service in business. >>> the golden gate bridge is completing the conversion to an electronic toll taking system. the board is voting to change the speed limit of the toll plaza from 15 miles an hour up to 25 miles an hour. then sometime between early tuesday morning and wednesday evening the last toll taker will leave the bridge. drivers will have to use a fast track or set up an account linked to a credit card and license plate number. >> it will be a big change. >> big change. yeah. >>> 4:38. speaking of traffic
weapons and fighters to support the syrian government. iran and iraq have claimed the flights are for humanitarian purposes. >>> the debate over same-sex marriage is headed for the supreme court this week, in not one but two cases. one of those cases is california's prop 8, of course. the other is based on whether the federal government can refuse to recognize same-sex marriages in states where they are legal. nbc bay area's brian mooar has this preview. >> reporter: people have been camping outside the supreme court for days to witness history, as the justices take on the first-ever cases, dealing with same-sex marriage. >> marriage equality! >> reporter: on tuesday, the court will hear a challenge to california's proposition 8, which defined marriage as one man, one woman. >> if there was no evidence, none, that allowing gays and lesbians to marry harms the institution of marriage or harms anyone else. >> reporter: the justices could decide whether any state can ban same-sex marriage or simply limit the case to california. >> the last thing we need is to shut down the debate
government can refuse to recognize married same-sex couples. daniel lee on capitol hill where people are already lining up for a seat in the court. >> reporter: people camping outside the supreme court bundled up, are waking up covered in snow. they have been waiting for days for a chance to see whether justices will strike down the laws limiting the rights of same-sex marriage. >> we're not right to redefine or topple the institution, we're out to be a part of it. >> reporter: one of two couples challenging proposition 8 banning gay marriage. >> to exclude them is to restrict their liberty under the constitution. >> reporter: defenders of proposition 8 say the federal government should leave the definition of marriage up to individual states. nine states now allow same-sex marriage along with washington, d.c. 38 others ban it. >> the institution of marriage and marriage laws are designed to attach mothers and fathers to each other and the children they may create and raise in the best environment. >> reporter: the second case challenges defense of marriage act, blocks federal recogn
by the federal government or california. the supreme court ruling on both proposition 8 and federal defense of marriage act means everything to them. >> all we're asking for is the same rights. >> reporter: the defense of marriage organization continues to say that marriage should only be between a man and a woman. many of those supporters are in washington, d.c. tonight. we'll hear more from them coming up at 6:00. reporting live in san francisco, i'm cheryl hurd, nbc bay area news. >> we'll be updating our website tomorrow with the latest information on the supreme court argument and in a very rare move, the court is expected to release audio of the hearing after arguments have wrapped up. we'll post that on nbcbayarea.com. >>> the family of a bay area marine killed at a military base in virginia is sharing their grief tonight. she was shot and killed thursday. military officials say that a 25-year-old sergeant opened fire and another marine before he turned the gun on himself. her sister says the family is devastated by her loss. they say she was the shining star of the family. she joine
of the federal government coming in to legislate in an area that has been traditionally reserved for the states making marriage law. i think it's a very conservative argument that will appeal to more conservative members of the court. then the liberal members of the court will be excited about being able to sort of affirm a commitment to progressive values like same-sex marriage. >> reporter: here's a breakdown of what may happen in the next few days. if the court strikes down prop 8 as a violation of constitutional rights same-sex marriage would become legal nationwide. or the cot can support prop 8, that means the state can decide whether or not to legalize same marriage. the supporters could be found to lack standing. some legal experts think the lower court rulings would stand if that were the case. >>> a berkeley couple will also attend the hearing. they've been together for 13 years and raised four boys. they say they want the same benefits as heterosexual couples do. the heritage foundation said they hope at least the law in california s
. the house of representatives passed a stopgap spending bill yesterday to keep the government running for the next six months. the bill now goes to president obama for his signature. the legislation leaves in place $85 billion in spending cuts to the pentagon and domestic programs. as a result hundreds of thousands of government workers can expect temporary furloughs over the next six months. >>> time now 4:38. that spending bill requires a clause a saturday mail delivery to continue. despite that plans to cut saturday service should continue. they say they have to make the cuts to keep the postal service in business. >>> the golden gate bridge is completing the conversion to an electronic toll taking system. the board is voting to change the speed limit of the toll plaza from 15 miles an hour up to 25 miles an hour. then sometime between early tuesday morning and wednesday evening the last toll taker will leave the bridge. drivers will have to use a fast track or set up an account linked to a credit card and license plate number. >> it will be a b
as a precaution. >>> the house of representatives passed it yesterday. it keeps the government funded for the next six months. now the spending bill leaves in place $85 billion in sequestration budget cuts to the pentagon and to domestic programs. and as a result, hundreds of thousands of government workers can expect temporary furloughs over the next six months. one thing the new spending bill requires is for mail delivery to continue six days a week. the postal service wanted to eliminate first class delivery on saturdays to save money. the government accountability office is already said the postal service cannot just decide to end saturday service. but some lawmakers agree with the postmaster general that cut is necessary just to keep the post office in business. >>> today we will find out if any bay area air traffic control towers will close. five air traffic control towers here in the bay area are on a possible closures list. they are concord, livermore, san carlos, santa rosa and napa. the faa has decided to shut down as many as 238 air traffi
. >> a civil war in syria and reports of government atrocities that just might compel the united states now to get involved. >> tonight why two major supermarket chains are refusing to stop salmon though the government says it's safe. >> we're going to show what you samsung is doing doing to step up the competition between two company that's hate each other. stay with us. >>> that breaking news from oakland a jury found a man guilty of killing someone here for a job interview with google nearly three years ago. george huggins now faces a possible life sentence out possibility of parole, prosecuters say huggins shot and killed the victim during a series ever robberies. kang was in virginia for the google interview. he had gone downtown to have his teeth cleaned at a friend's office. >> new details coming out of syria tonight. both syrian government and rebels are kusing each other of a chemical attack. there are more, there was more violence today just 24 hours after a rocket slammed into a neighborhood 25 people were killed and dozens wounded. there is no evidence of that, but these videos
today the federal government shut down alcatraz prison. it was the top prison for almost 30 years, some of the inmates included al capone and the bird man of alcatraz. now it's one of the tourist attractions. >>> right now, checking back in with sal for the commute >>> the traffic is getting busier in the 6:00 hour at the toll plaza, there was a minor accident and the metering lights, it's backed up way back to a foot at the maze. backed up early at about a 25-minute delay. no problems on the bridge. also the morning commute looking good if you are driving on san francisco freeways northbound and southbound traffic looking good. still clearing at northbound 17, santa cruz mountains. looking at the peninsula, 280 off to a good start. >>> 6:18, let's go to steve. low clouds around san jose, some areas clear, they won't last long but they're with us. we're getting them. looks like the breeze tailed off. temperatures will come up a little bit today. more so inland, but not a lot. the bigger jump will be 2-3 degrees. the north wind would help. you can see how everything is going down the coa
anniversary for alcatraz. it was one known as the rock. 50 years ago today the federal government shut down alcatraz prison. it was the top prison for almost 30 years, some of the inmates included al capone and the bird man of alcatraz. now it's one of the tourist attractions. >>> right now, checking back in with sal for the commute >>> the traffic is getting busier in the 6:00 hour at the toll plaza, there was a minor accident and the metering lights, it's backed up way back to a foot at the maze. backed up early at about a 25-minute delay. no problems on the bridge. also the morning commute looking good if you are driving on san francisco freeways northbound and southbound traffic looking good. still clearing at northbound 17, santa cruz mountains. looking at the peninsula, 280 off to a good start. >>> 6:18, let's go to steve. low clouds around san jose, some areas clear, they won't last long but they're with us. we're getting them. looks like the breeze tailed off. temperatures will come up a little bit today. more so inland, but not a lot. the b
government website. at one point the voice says that the white house has been captured. and the capital of war is with and in the range of our atomic bomb. detests that they have launched with the sanctions are run the world to try to decrease those efforts. >> catherine: now for today's market update. stocks were up -- as the federal reserve stands by it's economic stimulus plan. here are today's closing numbers. the dow rose 55 points.which briefly traded at an all-time high today. the nasdaq rose 25 points. and the s-and-p rose 10 points. >> the senate has passed a huge spending bill to fund the government through the end of september. the bill would avoid a partial federal shutdown at the end of the month. a vote tomorrow in the house would send the measure to president barack obama for his signature. it includes funding for the day-to-day operating budgets of every cabinet agency, and another 87- billion dollars for military operations in afghanistan and iraq. >> the unemployment rate for veterans dropped last year, according to a report out today from the u-s bureau of labor stati
signed into law in january. >> thousands of government workers can expect temporary furloughs over the next six months. the house voted yesterday to keep the government running for the next six months, but left in place $85 billion in spending cuts to the pentagon and domestic programs. the spending authorization is on his way to the white house for president obama signature. >> the new spending bill passed by congress continues the requirement for six they mail delivery. but some lawmake in post officlawmakers and postal officials say that the plan is to cut saturday service that it should proceed. last month the postal service said it was which in august to a 5 day service for first-class mail but they continued the six daypack is delivered. they argue that they will still have to deliver over six days, but the difference is that not all the mail will be delivered on all six days. >> several bay area law enforcement agencies will be joining a global on-line tweet upon. nearly 200 police department agencies from run the united states and at least 10 countries of brawled with used
for a much cleaner government and the best for santa clara county. very sad day when a supervisor comes in and pleads guilty to 12 crimes. >>reporter: one surprise in court today. his lawyer handed prosecutors a tax form which showed that his client had won 400,000 dollars gambling in vegas. attica seen. now prosecutors say they will check it out. they were surprised. they don't know this is one big jackpot or what he did with the money. judge says he will set a sentencing date later this month. this is 7 news. >> more public officials in trouble. former head of california largest pension fund faces federal charges tonight in a bribery case. federal grand jury today indicted fred ross former ceo of the calf public employee retirement system. federal prosecutors say that he fabricated financial documents to fraudulently charm an investment firm 20 million dollars in fees for investing the money. when ross was the ceo from 2002 until june of 2008. >>> in an effort to get a handle on a violent crime problem that is reaching crisis levels oakland police chief has new strategy ton
to keep the government funded through the end of september. the measure will go to the house where it's expected to pass and then to president obama to sign. congress was racing against a -- against a deadline of march 27th or face a government shutdown. the bigger battle over the 2014 budget continues. >>> it could be easier to get into the national postal forum in san francisco today. >> okay! >> workers and customers protested outside yesterday's sexes at moscone service. they are angry the postal service is spending more than $2 million to network with vendors. but the postmaster general says they represent one-third of total postal service revenue and they need to hear their concerns. the conference wraps up tomorrow. >>> two men were indicted by a federal grand jury for trying to get $20 million out of the state's pension fund. the indictment names two men of using fake documents to trick people into paying $20 million in fees to a company run by villarobos. >>> there is a new study that says california lawmakers have the highest based salary in the nation. last year the base sa
cypress until monday to come up with a new plan to raise funds to avoid bankruptcy. cypress government leaders are scrambling to come up with a plan b after the parliament rejected a plan to seize up to 10% of people's bank accounts. the government ordered banks to stay closed until tuesday now to prevent people from withdrawing all their money. but atms are still operating with withdrawal limit. >> the issue, the people of california care about most right now: the economy. >> 71% of likely voters say getting control of the federal deficit should be the top priority for congress this year. 52% say immigration reform is a top issue. 42% say new gun control policies are the most important issues. and 33% say efforts to combat climate change should be the priority. >> 7:08. we know what sal's priority is keeping a close eye on traffic. >> okay. right now we are looking at a community much better than it was yesterday. we have slow downs obviously. let's take a look at the bay bridge. earlier minor crash. didn't last for too long. but the metering lights were turned on and slowed down for
energy drinks have been under government scrutiny over reports of deaths and people getting sick. figure drinks are not required to reveal their content because they are sold as dietary supplements rather than beverages. the f.d.a. is studying whether to make changes. a 16-ounce consequence of "monster" has 180 milligrams of caffeine four times the typical cola. >> apple is adding an extra layer of security for itunes. here is the business report. >> good morning, a recall this morning involving hob -- honda, the acura for 22 cold weather states because the salt can corrode the electric control units and make it stall. apple is benefiting up customer security on itunes saying the new optional two step verification gives an add level of security for those who decide to use it. when you log on you get a pass code sent to your device. >> and "wall street journal" says united health group forecast health premiums could double because of the cost of new national health care laws and skyrocketing medical costs. that is the new york stock exchange for jane king with the bloomberg business repor
on this latest tragedy when see you. >>> 6:17. a stopgap spending bill to keep the government running is heading to president obama's desk for his signature. the house of representatives passed it yesterday. it keeps the government funded for the next six months. it leaves if place $85 billion in sequestration budget cuts for the pentagon and for domestic programs. as a result of that, hundreds of thousands of government workers you can expect temporary furloughs over the next six months. >>> also later today we will find out if any bay area air traffic control towers will be closing. five air traffic control towers here in the bay area are on a possible closure list. they include concord, livermore, san carlos, santa rosa and napa. the faa has decided to shut down as many as 238 air traffic control tours all across the country because of the sequestration budget cuts. the airports would still operate but without air traffic controllers. instead pilots would go back to their old system of talking to each other over the radios. >>> san mateo police will patrol aragon high school. on wednesday a m
but not this. >> i don't want the government promoting something i don't believe in but i don't mind if the government tries to be neutral on the issue. >> there are 250 public seats for each case. the court is expected to rule late in june. and our news reporter is traveling to washington, dc, and will be sitting in court when the supreme court considers whether california's proposition 8 is constitutional. the live report begins tomorrow leader on abc7 news. >> the debate over allowing gays to join the boy scouts comes to a head in may when the organization votes. in florida a coalition called online honor called for the banning of openly homosexual people from the scouts. they predict dire consequences if the ban on gays is lifted. >> we allow open homosexuals in scouting it will transform the program into something entirely inappropriate for children. >> change is not needed. the change will not solve any great oath problem. it will only create new problems. >> critics say the argument is remarkably similar to the one used against integration in the 50's and 60's, with members in
. >> reporter: the government accountability office released this report just minutes ago saying some of the nation's 350 bioterrorism labs which includes labs in california are not secure. the government accountability office found two main failures that says anthrax and other tools have been transferred to unauthorized facilities and say workers at multiple labs have expired security risk assessment ifsen the department of agricultural and centers for disease control are in charge of inspecting these labs. the usda has shot down many of the recommendations from the government accountability office. it says it over exaggerated risks at the labs and the cdc says it has redundant safety and security at these labs. i'll continue digging through this report again released minutes ago to see if it tinkles out any of these bioterrorism labs in california. >>> time now 6:18. lawmakers may be closer to pass a new online sales tax. the senate approved a noon binding amendment that would alieu states to collect sales tax. the vet was mostly symbolic. amazon customers here in california already
is in our washington, d.c. newsroom. kyla. >> reporter: the government accountability office released this report just minutes ago saying some of the nation's 350 bioterrorism labs which includes labs in california are not secure. the government accountability office found two main failures that says anthrax and other tools have been transferred to unauthorized facilities and say workers at multiple labs have expired security risk assessment ifsen the department of agricultural and centers for disease control are in charge of inspecting these labs. the usda has shot down many of the recommendations from the government accountability office. it says it over exaggerated risks at the labs and the cdc says it has redundant safety and security at these labs. i'll continue digging through this report again released minutes ago to see if it tinkles out any of these bioterrorism labs in california. >>> time now 6:18. lawmakers may be closer to pass a new online sales tax. the senate approved a noon binding amendment that would alieu states to collect sales
to keep the government running is heading to president obama's desk for his signature. the house of representatives passed it yesterday. it keeps the government funded for the next six months. it leaves if place $85 billion in sequestration budget cuts for the pentagon and for domestic programs. as a result of that, hundreds of thousands of government workers you can expect temporary furloughs over the next six months. >>> also later today we will find out if any bay area air traffic control towers will be closing. five air traffic control towers here in the bay area are on a possible closure list. they include concord, livermore, san carlos, santa rosa and napa. the faa has decided to shut down as many as 238 air traffic control tours all across the country because of the sequestration budget cuts. the airports would still operate but without air traffic controllers. instead pilots would go back to their old system of talking to each other over the radios. >>> san mateo police will patrol aragon high school. on wednesday a message was posted
on before you can effect change. government hasn't really kept up with all the changes. >> reporter: he was helping put together computer programs that didn't have such a traditionally way of finding a house, building permit or know what street range is pulled up. the conversation is about wanter about scalability, programming and python. an oakland resident talked about getting open open in contact with young people in the city. >> it was a big surprise to me when i moved into oakland and found myself in the middle of a war zone. >> the so-called digital divide may not be a real issue. >> there is a perception that the under class in oakland isn't using the internet and that they don't have access to it and in fact, they do. >> reporter: some used a net to post some pictures of themselves showing off drugs and weapons but not everyone. >> well, yeah, i goinged a lot of things. >> reporter: like what? >> like for instance right now a place to live. >> reporter: they were cruising in east oakland and we told her about open oakland. >
the government funded through the end of september. the measure will go to the house where it's expected to pass and then to president obama to sign. congress was racing against a -- against a deadline of march 27th or face a government shutdown. the bigger battle over the 2014 budget continues. >>> it could be easier to get into the national postal forum in san francisco today. >> okay! >> workers and customers protested outside yesterday's sexes at moscone service. they are angry the postal service is spending more than $2 million to network with vendors. but the postmaster general says they represent one-third of total postal service revenue and they need to hear their concerns. the conference wraps up tomorrow. >>> two men were indicted by a federal grand jury for trying to get $20 million out of the state's pension fund. the indictment names two men of using fake documents to trick people into paying $20 million in fees to a company run by villarobos. >>> there is a new study that says california lawmakers have the highest based salary in the n
to the sequester cuts by the federal government which slashed about $600 million from the faa. the affected towers will be at airports with fewer than 150,000 flights or 10,000 commercial operations per year. control towers in napa, concord, livermore, stockton and santa rosa are all on the list of possible closures. >>> it is the eternal quest. now palo alto city council looking for a solution to the city's parking problem. residents say it's reached a saturation point and things are about to get worse as the new downtown development continues. according to enforcement, the palo alto city council will look at additional proposal, including permits at city garages. they will consider a valet program at another garage putting parking restrictions in residential neighborhoods and building a brand-new parking structure. >> i had lunch in palo alto, come to think of it, on friday. we were able to sit outside. today we can do that but probably not tomorrow. >> lucky you. her and zuckerberg, right? >> roll with it. >> we have a good day shaping up. marla is right, rain coming in. outdoor lunch plans on
is defending the pope that he cooperated in the military government in the 1970's argentina government. the president there has been out spoken critic of same sex marriage and free contraceptio contraception. human rights activist caused the pope of turning blind eye of former military rejaime but the vatican call the charges slanderous. the pope will be installed in less than 2 hours. we will carry the installation ceremony live beginning at 1 12:50 in the morning. also have leif streaming coverage of the mass that follows at abc 7 news.com. at 1:30 am. >> coming up here next exploratorium concert cut shor short. >> she was serious. people in the audience were screaming. stop it please people started walking out. >> san francisco night club pulls the plug on a sinker for the first time in its history. what she said that stirred so so many people up got them to get up and leave. >> are you kidding me? you have no clue what you are doing. >> fireworks outside of court following lindsay lohan sentencing. why her dad was so fewer with us an attorney. >> and the world tiniest medical
in the military government in the 1970's argentina government. the president there has been out spoken critic of same sex marriage and free contraceptio contraception. human rights activist caused the pope of turning blind eye of former military rejaime but the vatican call the charges slanderous. the pope will be installed in less than 2 hours. we will carry the installation ceremony live beginning at 1 12:50 in the morning. also have leif streaming coverage of the mass that follows at abc 7 news.com. at 1:30 am. >> coming up here next exploratorium concert cut shor short. >> she was serious. people in the audience were screaming. stop it please people started walking out. >> san francisco night club pulls the plug on a sinker for the first time in its history. what she said that stirred so so many people up got them to get up and leave. >> are you kidding me? you have no clue what you are doing. >> fireworks outside of court following lindsay lohan sentencing. why her dad was so fewer with us an attorney. >> and the world tiniest medical microscope. what make this is device potential
. >>> they are trying to keep the government funded through the end of the september. the measure will go to the house where it is expected to pass and then on to president barack obama and they are reaching a deadline to pass that spending bill or face a government shut down. >>> we want to check in with sal for the commute, it is after 6:00 now. >> yes, and i want to show you something because of a crash on 880 westbound and richmond. let's go to the toll plaza here. it is lighter than usual and although there are certainly plenty of people on the road but i think they are all stick on 880 but if you are driving on the bay bridge, it looks good and the actual freeway system looks good as well. i want to show you 80 westbound and this crash here as we remove the indicater, you can see the traffic between panola and richmond is very, very slow and unfortunately that is why people are not at the bay bridge yet. there was an injury crash but they are waiting on a tow truck to get that badly damaged vehicle out of the lanes. let's go to steve. >>> there are some breaks in the clouds from napa to san jose
. the government agency says explosions at homes and hotels around the country are being traced to people using butane to get the active ingredients out of marijuana. >>> in other news, senator feinstein is angry that the gun control legislation will not include an assault ban. harry reid says this will not be part of the legislation they will debate because it doesn't have the votes to pass. senator feinstein says the issue of gun control is a personal one for her. as you know, she became mayor of san francisco after george motts coney and marvy milk were assassinated -- harvey milk were assassinated. >>> we're learning more about a deadly officer-involved shooting in san jose. ktvu hasern laked the suspect who died monday was under -- last thereined that the suspect who died on monday was under surveillance regarding a homicide. police opened fire after he tried to ram a police vehicle. >>> we're learning the san jose police officer who opened fire was involved in a another sooting last -- shooting last fall. the "chronicle" reports that he was involved in other crimes. authorities say he ope
to israel as president. how the israeli government is trying to improve his image. >> and take bigt out of apple. samsung increasing its competition with apple on its home turf in silicon valley. >> experts are ready to take your questions. here is the number to call on here is the number to call on the insosoe enaatint ilyel y s luloonge iuronirplin ocdiou r om >>> the president is in the middle of a foreign trip, visiting rail railing to reassure prime minister net tanya hoo of his friendship. abc news reporter thoma bradley with more now. >> a warm welcome for the president on the first day of the visit to israel. the president got down to business reassuring israelies the u.s. will stand with allies against all threats. >> america's commitment to the security of the state of israel is a solemn obligation. and the security of israel is nonnegotiatable. >> during a meeting with the israeli prime minister president obama discussed iran's pursuit of a nuclear weapon. >> all option are on the table. >> u.s. investigating a claim that rebel forces used chemical weapons in an attack. >
has passed a huge spending bill to fund the government through the end of september. that bill would avoid partial federal shutdown at the end of the month. and vote today in the house was in the measure to the president for his signature. it includes funding for the day-to-day operating budget of every cabinet agency, and another $87 billion for military operations in afghanistan and iraq. >> the unemployment rate for veterans dropped last year according to a new labor report. but veterans still lag behind non veteran the job market. >> off the jobless rate for veterans who served in the military since the 911 terror attack drop by 2% in 2012. >> the puppeteer who gave sesame street elmo his voice is facing a disturbing lawsuit. a new one. a federal suit filed by sheldon stevens, claims that kevin clash through a crystal meth sex party in 2004. stevens is the fourth man to the ex elmo puppeteer but it was the first one will publicly claimed he had a sexual relationship with him as a teenager. three other man then filed a lawsuit to closin accusing him f befriending them as teenager
and keeps the government funded for another six months. it does not reverse the cuts that took effect march first and gives some flexibility to agencies on how to make the cuts. >>> time now, flight attendants are planning a protest to allow small knives on planes today. they will pass out leaflets asking passengers to overturn the decision to allow knives on planes. flight attendants asking passengers to sign a petition. allowing small knives will allow them to look for explosives. >>> controversy on the side of the buses, the new campaign that spreads antigay messages. why it could be trouble for the muslim community >>> the south bay feeling march madness. the hp pavilion will host basketball games today and saturday. the teams include syracuse, st. louis university and mexican state. in the battle between cal and nv >> it's great to be in san jose that is hosted here and we're looking forward to a great evening. >> organizers say there's still a few tickets left, but the best shot may be online. expect to pay maybe a couple hundred dollars for a pair of tickets. >>> they watch more of t
are key right now because state and local governments cut back funding for fire departments. >>> authorities say a student will be charged with making opstory about -- making up a story about being rapped on the u.c. santa cruz campus. she said a man sexually assaulted her on february 17. her story put the campus on edge but investigators said it became clear she made it up. she will be arraigned yesterday. she could get 6 months in jail. >>> a former bookkeeper at a investment ferment in the east -- firm in the east bay has been sentenced for tax evasion. prosecutors say she funneled money to herself over the course of several years while she worked as a bookkeeper. as part of her sentence she has to pay back $1.3 million and back taxes. >>> mortgage rates dropped this week to 3.54%. it hit its lowest point last november, 3.31%. and thanks to the low mortgage rates, home sale rose to their highest level in three years last month. sales were up .8%, 5 million homes more than february of last year. >>> what a difference a day makes with the weather. spectacular and stunning v
for conservatives on the court because it's a question of the federal government coming in to legislate in an area that has been traditionally reserved for the states making marriage law. i think it's a very conservative argument that will appeal to more conservative members of the court. then the liberal members of the court will be excited about being able to sort of affirm a commitment to progressive values like same-sex marriage. >> reporter: here's a breakdown of what may happen in the next few days. if the court strikes down prop 8 as a violation of constitutional rights same-sex marriage would become legal nationwide. or the cot can support prop 8, that means the state can decide whether or not to legalize same marriage. the supporters could be found to lack standing. some legal experts think the lower court rulings would stand if that were the case. >>> a berkeley couple will also attend the hearing. they've been together for 13 years and raised four boys. they say they want the same benefits as heterosexual couples do. the heritage foundation said they hope at least the law in california
issued an alert on hash oil explosions. the government agency says explosions at homes and hotels around the country are being traced to people using butane to get the active ingredients out of marijuana. >>> in other news, senator feinstein is angry that the gun control legislation will not include an assault ban. harry reid says this will not be part of the legislation they will debate because it doesn't have the votes to pass. senator feinstein says the issue of gun control is a personal one for her. as you know, she became mayor of san francisco after george motts coney and marvy milk were assassinated -- harvey milk were assassinated. >>> we're learning more about a deadly officer-involved shooting in san jose. ktvu hasern laked the suspect who died monday was under -- last thereined that the suspect who died on monday was under surveillance regarding a homicide. police opened fire after he tried to ram a police vehicle. >>> we're learning the san jose police officer who opened fire was involved in a another sooting last -- shooting last fa
. >>> they are trying to keep the government funded through the end of the september. the measure will go to the house where it is expected to pass and then on to president barack obama and they are reaching a deadline to pass that spending bill or face a government shut down. >>> we want to check in with sal for the commute, it is after 6:00 now. >> yes, and i want to show you something because of a crash on 880 westbound and richmond. let's go to the toll plaza here. it is lighter than usual and although there are certainly plenty of people on the road but i think they are all stick on 880 but if you are driving on the bay bridge, it looks good and the actual freeway system looks good as well. i want to show you 80 westbound and this crash here as we remove the indicater, you can see the traffic between panola and richmond is very, very slow and unfortunately that is why people are not at the bay bridge yet. there was an injury crash but they are waiting on a tow truck to get that badly damaged vehicle out of the lanes. let's go to steve. >>> there ar
$16.5 billion changing hands with the government and the country's corporations. so what, then, for cyprus? well, bank sources i spoke to said u.s. financial giants didn't do business with cypriot banks or corporations if there's any counterparty trading risk. it would likely be negligible, unless, maria, the ripple effects from what we're seeing over there tend to widen. >> all right, kayla, thanks very much. we'll be watching that, obviously. what's ahead for cyprus right now? we are right now joined by george theocoritus. good to see you. we have, george, the professor of finance at cyprus international institute of management. he'll be joining us shortly, and peter kekyanus is the chairman of the cyprus chamber of commerce. i guess it's interesting that we see this plan unveiled on monday and it really creates a market upset. are you surprised at all that parliament rejected this depositor tax? >> not at all. i mean, when you -- >> it's crazy. >> it's more than that. i think there's something more being done here and said. not necessarily verbally, but if you look at, it st
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